Once we have verified the comfortable position of the lower jaw either by computerized scanning devises or the J-4 Myomonitor, we can then fabricate an appliance called an Orthotic which allows the jaw to close to this ideal position. In this position, the muscles are at an ideal length and will not go into spasm. Muscles will heal, pain trigger points will go away, and joint capsules will heal. This Orthotics is left in place for three months to stabilize the bite and insure that all symptoms are gone.
At this point the patient is re-evaluated and a decision for long term treatment is made. Sometimes the Orthotics can be made to wear indefinitely, or have orthodontics done to move the teeth into this ideal position. Permanent treatment options may also include one or two arches of teeth restored, or to adjust the bite to this ideal position.
To learn more about Orthotics, please call (702) 648-3427 or fill out the form to the right.